Kim Fraser is a designer, researcher and maker working on projects that promote strategies for more sustainable textile product.
Living in the idyllic countryside of Miranda, in Aotearoa, Kim, as the true wasteless kiwi, is the go-to sister, aunty, cousin, friend or neighbour for anything to do with sewing and making clothes. She often has precious fabrics gifted to her for their safe keeping or for re-creating into heritage items. Grounded in socially responsible design, her practitioner research has resulted in several co-authored publications concerning sustainable fashion practices and textile waste.
Wasteless Kiwi provides the online portal to connect the public with her current projects that promote strategies for more sustainable consumption and production of fashion textile product.
The KimiKits are the first of Wasteless Kiwi’s sustainable textile products. The handcrafted sewing kit makes an ideal eco-friendly gift. They are designed to reconnect people to textiles and clothing, re-kindling and fostering an enjoyment for textile products. They are crafted to conserve resources, maximize longevity and create a new loop in the lifecycle of materials. They have been created for people who care about the environment and want to buy considered products with low carbon footprints, using sustainable fabrication.